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Experts give a definite ‘maybe’ to fracking

Experts give a definite ‘maybe’ to fracking

The long-awaited report of the commission of experts was presented to the public Thursday afternoon. We attended. The study concluded there was much opportunity but much uncertainty so the country should run a pilot. Which is what Ecopetrol had proposed last year.

Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Carbon tax change

Global warming has generated many debates and the need to reduce the participation of coal in the energy matrix has been one of the main discussion topics. Colombian authorities created a carbon tax, joining the global trend. Orlando Cabrales, President of Naturgas, spoke on this topic and gave some suggestions to change it.

Friday, February 15th, 2019
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From clay to oil

Anderson Castro, Masters in Chemistry from the National University, explains why leveraging natural materials like clay might benefit the industry.

 

Monday, February 11th, 2019
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Gran Tierra talks ‘El Portón’

The Unitrópico University will host an event where Gran Tierra Energy (TSX:GTE) will socialize the development of its projects in Yopal. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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ANLA on CCL Risk Management

The National Environmental Licenses Agency (ANLA) announced progress in the risk management plan of the Caño Limon-Coveñas pipeline (CCL). The entity pointed out that local authorities are helping in this process.

Monday, February 4th, 2019
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ANLA studies oil project in Meta

The National Agency of Environmental Licenses (ANLA) ruled on the requirements to grant an environmental license to the ‘Gangori Production Area’ project in the department of Meta.

 

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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“The ghost of La Lizama is back”: locals

It has been over a year since the environmental emergency at la La Lizama took place and inhabitants of Barrancabermeja are still worried about pollution issues. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.

 

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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ECP to reduce methane gas

Concerns about global warming have generated several agreements and commitments around the world to reduce polluting emissions. The Colombian oil sector has not been left behind in this process and Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) announced new measures to reduce pollution levels.

 

Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Dear A…

Dear A: Thanks for the Don Julio Reposado the other night in your apartment. It was the perfect antidote to a damp and cold Bogotá night. I looked up the El Tiempo anti-fracking article that had disturbed you so much and it was full of so many half-truths and complete falsehoods, that I wrote this letter to clarify it for you.

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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“An inclusive dialogue is key for the development of the territories”: MinAmbiente

The Minister of Environment (MinAmbiente), Ricardo Lozano, visited communities in Cauca to talk about their concerns in regards to a sustainable development. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.

 

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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